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Recommended Read Letting Go

It was her decision to take up the university place, her choice. She knew that Covid would likely cause a second lockdown: classes would be online, campus closed, precious few fresher’s events would run. She acknowledged that student life would be different but wasn’t daunted. My daughter had found what she wanted and grabbed it. She was ready to begin a new adventure, a life of...

Added 23 Oct 2020 | Category Musings | Votes 13 | Avg Score 5 | Views 259 | 14 Comments

Editor's Pick Fading

“Ah, yes,” she says, taping the old photograph, “that’s my father’s shop. The awning was green and, look, you can see Bevan’s Greengrocery painted on the window. Those boxes outside were heavy but I used to stack them and arrange the display.” “When you were a child?” “I wasn’t afraid of hard work,” she says proudly.  “And do you remember the shops either side?” “I remember the...

Added 19 Oct 2020 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 236 | 10 Comments

Editor's Pick The Last Train

Lydia placed a meagre collection of coins into the taxi driver’s outstretched hand. “I’m a bit short,” she said. “I’m terribly sorry.” He sighed but closed his hand around the money without counting it. “Thank you,” she said quietly and fumbled with the door handle, eager to escape before he changed his mind. Outside was freezing. The weather had taken a turn for the worse, a bitter...

Added 14 Oct 2020 | Category Horror | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 368 | 8 Comments

Recommended Read Picture On My Wall

  Monochrome snapshot  printed on canvas and lovingly framed.  Frozen blink in time  portraying the warmest memory of newly blossomed passion,  desires that ran free.  A perfectly captured moment  of heart-fluttering joy when we were just twenty  and deeply in love....

Added 12 Oct 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 405 | 9 Comments

The Rendezvous

I always loved this place: cherry trees flanking the wildflower meadow, sunlight glistening off the lake beyond. I hurry towards our bench and, spotting it, gasp. He waited… Running, I throw my arms around him. He’s soft, warm; his scent conjures memories, forgotten emotions. “I’ve missed you so much.” “And I, you.” He holds me close then eases me away. “You shouldn’t be here yet. Go,...

Added 29 Aug 2020 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 12 | Avg Score 5 | Views 569 | 12 Comments

Time Warp Challenge: The Projectionist

Cigarette smoke. No doubt about it. What idiot was smoking in the cinema? I take the steps two at a time determined to find the culprit before the smoke alarms go off. Bursting through the door, I intend to head for the toilets – the usual hiding place – but there’s no need: a tall blonde is leaning against the wall by the balcony doors, cigarette dangling from scarlet lips. Startled, she...

Added 09 Mar 2020 | Category Science Fiction | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 378 | 8 Comments

Recommended Read The Decision

She stared at her reflection: silver-streaked hair, laughter lines, dark circles beneath her eyes. She looked middle-aged. Was middle-aged. Where were the white hair and deep creases of later years she’d expected to see as her end neared? Too soon … way too soon . Thoughts of a missed future – of laughing grandchildren, long summer days pottering outside, retirement holidays in...

Added 11 Jan 2020 | Category Micro Fiction | Votes 12 | Avg Score 5 | Views 494 | 13 Comments

Back To School Challenge: After They'd Flown

Left, right, left, right… keep going, keep breathing. Her chest burned, rasping breaths tearing her parched throat. Still, she battled on. Left, right, left, right… Pumping dance music pounded her ears but she’d long since abandoned keeping time to the beat. Now, it was merely a distraction, a way to drown out slap of feet on the tarmac and the racing thump of her bursting heart. “Must...

Added 09 Sep 2019 | Category Drama | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 735 | 12 Comments

Moon Challenge: Space Port Alpha

  Characters:   Ellie Carmichael Early thirties, Information Systems Technician Tom Carmichael Late thirties, Life Support Systems Engineer Yinzi Chen Mid-forties, Project Manager Joe Green Late-twenties, Communication Officer Liz D’Souza Late-twenties, Supplies Officer Tyrone Symonds Mid-thirties, Construction Manager Sophie Carmichael Five years old   SCENE ONE ...

Added 26 Jul 2019 | Category Plays | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 873 | 10 Comments

Recommended Read Fifty Years On

Gaze fixed on her phone, Jaz read the email again without taking in a word. She squeezed Tish’s hand, her grip tightening when raucous laughter exploded from the four men sprawled on the seats diagonally opposite. “I mean, look at ’im. Fuckin’ poof.” Tensing, Jaz looked up to see the man in the outside seat facing her, lean across the table and send a beer can clattering to the floor....

Added 12 Jul 2019 | Category Drama | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 791 | 11 Comments

eBooks Published

TICK TOCK: A Time Travel Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction Book 1) by [Black Hare Press, Ben Thomas, D. Kershaw]
TICK TOCK: A Time Travel Anthology (Five Hundred Fiction Book 1) by [Black Hare Press, Ben Thomas, D. Kershaw]

Ever wondered what the world would be like if you could travel to a different point in time? What could you fix? Where would you go? When would you go?Lose a few hours as you explore limitless time.If You Survive the Trip by A.J. CuleySecond Chances by Alannah K. PearsonThe Colour Adjacent by...

PHANTOM #3: Lockdown Supernatural Fantasy: 7
PHANTOM #3: Lockdown Supernatural Fantasy: 7

Paranormal stories for LOCKDOWN.Hunting Shadows by Alannah K. PearsonThe Beckoning by Frederick PangbourneNot at Rest by Galina TrefilOeo by Hari NavarroRemembrance by Helen MerrickCircles Out of Salt by J. AgombarHe Wasn't There by Joel R. HuntA Harvester Calls by Johann van der WaltHer Watchers...

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